Our Team

John Haigh BSc MRICS FAAV RICS Registered Valuer

John Haigh joined the company in 1990 after 13 years in the valuation office, and practical experience in dairy, pig and arable farming on his father’s farm. A Chartered Surveyor, and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, John took over the running of the business in 1996. Wide ranging experience dealing with agricultural, residential and commercial property, particularly valuations and property appraisals, compensation claims and more recently energy consultancy.

Catherine Johnston MRICS FAAV MRAC RICS Registered Valuer

After graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Catherine Johnston joined the company in 1993. A Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, Catherine principally advises clients on rural property matters, sales, lettings purchases, management and valuation for a variety of purposes. Has detailed knowledge of the Single Payment Scheme.

Richard Lister FNAEA

Richard Lister joined the company in 2001 to head the Estate Agency Department, which deals with property sales out of our 3 offices. With almost 40 years experience of selling property across North Yorkshire, Richard is able to offer expert advice and assistance on marketing your property. Richard is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, and former President of the Harrogate and District Estate Agents Association.

Vicki Lamb BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV RICS Registered Valuer

From a farming background, Vicki attended the Harper Adams College where she graduated in July 1994, before joining a national consultancy practice dealing with agricultural management sales and acquisition. In 2002, Vicki joined Lister Haigh and her previous experience has given her the expertise to undertake a wide range of agricultural and property related work, but her core work is compulsory purchase, compensation and valuation based.

Ben Furnell MSc

Ben joined the company in May 2017, taking up the position of Residential Sales Manager based at our Knaresborough office.  Ben has over 15 years of experience working throughout Yorkshire, dealing with an interesting and diverse range of property transactions.  After leaving University with a First Class degree in Construction Project Management, Ben completed an MSc in Building Surveying in September 2016 and is currently working towards full RICS membership.  Ben is responsible for providing professional marketing advice to a range of clients, ensuring the best possible price is achieved for their home. 

Giles Chaplin BSc (Hons) MRICS RICS Registered Valuer

Giles joined the company in 2001. Although not from a farming background, he has gained a wealth of experience from working on farms in the Yorkshire region, as well as New Zealand. Giles has also gained knowledge from working with other Chartered Surveying firms as well as a property development company. Giles is principally involved in advising on planning & development issues and can assist in residential, agricultural and commercial sales, management and agricultural matters.

Andrew Hardcastle BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV RICS Registered Valuer

Andrew joined the company in Summer 2007 after undertaking a year’s placement during 2006. He is from a local farming family and has a wealth of experience from working on farms across the country. Andrew has also gained experience from working with both local estate agents and Yorkshire Waters Land, Property and Planning department. Andrew is principally involved in heading the Agricultural Sales team and a key member in providing consultancy advice and dealing with compensation claims within the region.

Paul Johnston MRICS FAAV RICS Registered Valuer

Paul joined his father’s firm (James Johnston) in 1973, and continued to run the business until the amalgamation with Lister Haigh in 2002. Paul, a Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, still heads the Boroughbridge office, and has expertise in property sales for residential, commercial and agricultural property. Residential letting and management, as well as dealing with valuation and compensation work.

Scott Littlefair BSc (Hons) MARLA

Scott joined the company in September 2016 to strengthen our residential lettings division across three branches. After graduating back in 2003 from Cardiff University, Scott set up his own letting agency in York along with his father and sister. Over eleven years their business grew to become one of the leading agencies in the city and after agreeing a sale with a national plc company toward the end of 2015, Scott soon realised he missed the industry and is fired up after a little time out to expand our unrivaled service to landlords both locally and further afield.

Will Foyle MSc MRICS RICS Registered Valuer

Will joined the company in summer 2015 following completion of his Masters degree in Farm and Agribusiness Management from Harper Adams University, having already completed a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management. From a farming background Will has gained a wealth of practical experience working on a number of farms across the county. Will spent a year working for a local firm in which he was principally involved in Estate Management. Will is involved in a range of professional work including sales, valuations and agricultural consultancy matters

Zoe Harrison BSc (Hons) MRICS RICS Registered Valuer

Zoe joined the company in July 2015 after graduating from Harper Adams University with a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management, having completed a placement year working for Davis & Bowring in Cumbria. She passed her APC in October 2016 qualifying as an RICS Chartered Surveyor. Zoe is involved in a range of professional work which principally includes planning and development, valuations, assisting with sales and agricultural matters.

Tiffany Turner MSc MRICS

After graduating with a Masters degree from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester in 2007, Tiffany first joined the company in 2009 when she passed her APC and became a RICS Chartered Surveyor.  Tiffany gained knowledge working for other chartered surveyor firms carrying out a wide range of rural and commercial property related work and re-joined Lister Haigh in 2016 where she is primarily involved with Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, Business Rates and Valuations.

Ben Roberts

Ben joined Lister Haigh in September 2017, having previously worked for a well-known market leading national estate agent.  Throughout his career he has gained a wealth of industry experience and knowledge which has enabled him to provide sound and logical marketing advice to a vast array of different clients. Ben hopes to instill his national knowledge at a local level to ensure the best possible price is achieved for your property.